The Dutch East India Company was chartered in 1602, and made good use of its early start (shown in a steel engraving by Cool and Rennefeld, Leiden, c.1880)

Source: ebay, Aug. 2005

The Dutch Company sent Henry Hudson off westward in 1609 (shown in a steel engraving from the 1860's)

Source: ebay, Aug. 2001

Natives of Arrakan sell slaves to the Dutch East India Company at Pipely/Baliapal (in Orissa), Jan. 1663; a view from an account of the experiences of a Dutch East India Company surgeon on an expedition 1658-65, 'Wouter Schouten's travels into the East Indies', 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1708 (with the *title page of the work*); also:
*"The Moorish governor of Pipely meets the Arrakan people near their fleet to negotiate attacks by them on the coast" (with slave trading to the left)*
*"Bad encounter" (the Dutch of the VOC, while drinking from a well, are attacked by mad women in Gentynen, Coromandel, 1661)*
*"Battle at the coast of Malabar, India, the Pepper coast, between the Dutch VOC and Portugese with Nairos, Dcember 1661"*
*"Customary marriage ceremonies of the Moors in Bengal"*
*"Rare actions of some entertainers as seen in the Bengal Kingdom"*

*[a VOC ship stuck in a sandbank in the Ganges, 1664; a sailor ashore is mauled by a tiger; Bengalis worship in the river]*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2010

A celebration of VOC victories in Samboupo (in modern Indonesia), 1669. From an atlas published by Johannes de Ram, Amsterdam, c.1690.
Source: ebay, Nov. 2013

*A view of the embassy of the Dutch VOC company to the court of the King of Persia, from 'La galerie agreable du monde (...). Tome premier des d'Afrique.', published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, c. 1725*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2012

Pieter van den Broecke, the chief "Director in Suratte, Arabia, and Persia," who presided over the Dutch East India Company's trade; a copper engraving by Francois Valentijn, 1726

Source: ebay, May 2004

"T Oost Indische Magazyn, en Scheeps-Timmer-Werf" (Commelin, Amsterdam, 1726), an Amsterdam dockyard scene; *the whole engraving*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2007

A view of the Dutch East India House in Delft, from 'Beschryving der stadt Delft' by R. Boitet and D. van Bleyswyck, Delft, 1729

Source: ebay, Mar. 2013


The "Templum Meccanum" and Muslim prayers, from 'De Religione Mohammedica' by the Dutch author Adrian Relandi, 1717

Source: ebay, Aug. 2004

"His Excellency Gerard Hulst, first Counsellor and Director General of the Indies, Commander in Chief of all the Sea and Land Forces sent to Ceylon and the Coast of the Indies," from Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages', London, 1744

Source: ebay, Dec. 2010

This Dutch East India Company ("VOC") copper trading coin from 1743 was known in America as a "New York penny" because it was in such wide circulation in New York; the Dutch East India Company foreign headquarters was the port of New Amsterdam, on the southern tip of Manhattan

Source: ebay, Sept. 2007

A coin with the "VOC" (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie) emblem of the Dutch East India company on the face to the left, along with the date 1786; on the right face the company's name is spelled out and its crest is shown

Source: ebay, May 2007

== Indian Routes index == Indian Routes sitemap == Glossary == FWP's main page ==